450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States
Hoover Tower of Stanford University where Kenneth Shropshire received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1977.
116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027, United States
Butler Library of Columbia University where Kenneth Shropshire obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1980.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Vance Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where Kenneth Shropshire served in different capacities from 1986 to 2017.
(Power, prestige, and millions of dollars are the stakes i...)
Power, prestige, and millions of dollars are the stakes in the sports franchise game. In this book, sports attorney Kenneth Shropshire describes the franchise warfare that pits city against city in the fierce bidding competition to capture major league teams.
(The volume dissects claims of colorblindness and reverse ...)
The volume dissects claims of colorblindness and reverse racism in sport as self-serving, rhetorical camouflage and scrutinizing professional and collegiate sports, sports agents, and owners alike.
(The authors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis exami...)
The authors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession.
(Kenneth Shropshire analyzes the role of the American prof...)
Kenneth Shropshire analyzes the role of the American professional boxer Sugar Ray Robinson in the history of the American society.
(Shropshire examines the need for diversity, inclusion, re...)
Shropshire examines the need for diversity, inclusion, respect, and equality in sports, focusing on the need for leadership to embrace and deliver these principles in a real and tangible way within the sports industry.
(Shropshire and Williams draw on new research to reveal th...)
Shropshire and Williams draw on new research to reveal that it has become increasingly difficult for college athletes to balance school and sports, much less a social life, leading to serious economic, professional, and emotional consequences for young people.
Kenneth Shropshire received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University in 1977. It was followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Columbia University three years later.
In 1992, he received an honorary Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kenneth Shropshire began his career serving as a law clerk in Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe and in Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, California at the end of the 1970s. From 1980 to 1982, he developed his administerial abilities working as an executive with the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.
Four years after, Shropshire joined the staff of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he served in various capacities for thirty years, including an assistant professor, an associate professor of legal studies and real estate, and an acting director of Afro-American Studies Program. He has also conducted researches on antitrust issues, contracts, negotiation and dispute resolution, sports law, and the sports industry.
From 2000 to 2005, he chaired the School’s Legal Studies and Business Ethics department. In addition to the educational work at Wharton, Kenneth Shropshire has also lectured in a number of other institutions, including Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, the University of San Diego, and the National Sports Law Institute. Currently the David W. Hauck Professor of the School, Shropshire is the Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative.
In 2017, Shropshire was appointed the CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University.
Shropshire has been responsible for traditional legal work of such legal and business consulting clients like the National Football League the Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program of which has been organized at Wharton since 2004, the Major League Baseball, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the United States Olympic Committee, USA Track & Field, and United States of America Amateur Boxing Federation among others.
Kenneth Shropshire is a frequent visitor of various radio and television programs, including ABC World News Tonight and Nightline.
Shropshire has shared his vast experience in business and law related to sports in a series of books focused on these topics. The most recent volumes include ‘Being Sugar Ray: The Life of America’s Greatest Boxer and First Celebrity Athlete’, and ‘The Miseducation of the Student Athlete’. Besides, he has contributed articles and reviews to law journals and other issue-related periodicals, like the Marquette Sports Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, and USA Today to name a few.
(Shropshire and Williams draw on new research to reveal th...)2017
(Shropshire examines the need for diversity, inclusion, re...)2015
(The volume dissects claims of colorblindness and reverse ...)1996
(Kenneth Shropshire analyzes the role of the American prof...)2007
(Power, prestige, and millions of dollars are the stakes i...)1995
(The authors Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis exami...)2003
Kenneth Shropshire has been a member of the American Association of University Professors, the American Bar Association, American Business Law Association, the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
He is also a trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Board of Directors of Peace Players International and USA Volleyball.
Kenneth Shropshire married Diane Morrison on March 5, 1988.
Diane and Kenneth have two children, a daughter, Theresa, and a son, Samuel.
All family members are sports enthusiasts. Diane was a doubles tennis champion at the university, Theresa practices squash while studying at Stanford University, and Sam, a High School All-American, received a tennis scholarship which allows him to attend Northwestern University.